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Kathy Nuebel Kovarik Begins Work as USCIS Acting Deputy Director

Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, former chief at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Office of Policy and Strategy, has commenced her duties as the agency's acting deputy director. She began her new role on Nov. 18, following her tenure of over two years with USCIS' policy and strategy office, the agency said.

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USCIS Launching System Modernization, Supply Chain Security Initiatives

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on modernizing its systems and fortifying software security at the supply chain level, Federal Times reported Friday. Adrian Monza, chief of the Department of Homeland Security component's cyber defense branch, told the publication that USCIS is launching “very significant” modernization efforts and that other agencies must be able to defend their networks against threats to financial databases.

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Mark Koumans Assumes Deputy Director Role at USCIS

Mark Koumans, formerly a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has joined the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as deputy director. Koumans will succeed Tracy Renaud, who will return to her previous role as an associate director for the agency's management directorate, USCIS said Friday

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Courtney Winship: USCIS Initiates Measures to Implement Digital Government Law

Courtney Winship, head of digital services division at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, mentioned during a GovLoop webinar that the USCIS is taking measures to implement a new law to improve the accessibility and security of government websites, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Winship said USCIS plans to adopt a mobile-first approach to comply with the 21st-Century Integrated Digital Experience Act and has merged some of the departments that deal with public-facing digital platforms in the past six to eight months.

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Construction Begins at USCIS’ Future Maryland HQ

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and General Services Administration officials have broken ground on the future USCIS headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, that will consolidate six leased facilities into one location, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. GSA signed a 15-year agreement to lease 574,767 rentable square feet for the consolidated USCIS office …

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USCIS Gets 15-Year Lease for Consolidated HQ in Maryland

The General Services Administration has announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency will occupy a new headquarters as part of a new 15-year lease agreement. USCIS will integrate five leased facilities and one federal asset into a single location at One Town Center in Camp Springs, Maryland, with an area …

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John Kelly Assumes Role as DHS Secretary

John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general and former head of the U.S. Southern Command, took his oath of office as the country’s fifth homeland security secretary after he received Senate confirmation Friday. The 45-year military veteran now leads the Department of Homeland Security and its components that include the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation …

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ViON’s Rob Davies: Cloud Mgmt, Support Issues Must Be Laid Out in SLA

Rob Davies, executive vice president of operations at ViON Corp., suggests that the issues of cloud management responsibilities must be specified from the outset of a contract, CIO reported Wednesday. During a panel discussion hosted by Federal News Radio Davies expressed that service level agreements must define the expectations of …

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Federal News Radio: Robert Silvers Named DHS Cyber Policy Assistant Secretary

Robert Silvers has been appointed assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Homeland Security and will also hold responsibility over related strategies at DHS, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes Silvers succeeds Rosemary Wenchel, who is retiring after more than 25 years in government. Silvers has worked with DHS since 2012 as deputy …

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